Video Review: Tears For Fears “Shout”

Roland and Curt sit on the mountain in Durdle Door in Dorset, England and stare at the ocean. They walk along the wooden trail to the beach. Curt stands in the water while Roland stays on the sand.

Against a black background, they sing together. In a studio, they bend down and bang their drumsticks on the floor. A group of people walk downstairs while they perform in a basement. People dance behind them. Children dance and clap.

Roland plays the guitar on the beach. Against a black background, three versions of Roland play the guitar.

They continue to play in the basement.

Rating: 3.5/5

Roland and Curt talk about current events as they walk on beach in Durdle Door. Roland says he feels helpless to change the world. Curt says he wants to take part in a political campaign or find a way to participate in the process. Voting wasn’t enough.

Roland signs up on campus to register voters. He tells them it’ll give them a voice in the next election. Some people tell him it’s useless and it won’t count. He explains they’ll feel involved in their community. A few people fill out the forms. Curt takes political courses and interns for a representative in Parliament.

On election day, Roland volunteers to help at the booth. Some people turn to walk away at the long lines. However, he tells them they can still vote. He hands out stickers and counts the results. He returns home at about 3 a.m., exhausted but knowing he made a difference. Curt drives some people to the polling station and talks to them about the issues. As he drops them off, he hopes people vote in good conscience.

Director: Nigel Dick Year: 1984

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Pam Avoledo spends her time binge-watching classic teen dramas and stands firm in her pro-Leyton stance. She also received her journalism degree in 2006 from Oakland University. Her poetry has been published in the White Wall Review and 45 Magazine.